Turkey: Christianity:Written question - HL8304

Asked by Lord Patten
Asked on: 04 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Turkey: Christianity
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about the freedom of Christian worship by British visitors.
Answered on: 18 June 2018

It is our understanding that British visitors to Turkey are free to worship as they please, regardless of which faith they belong to. We expect Turkey to uphold the right to freedom of religion or belief for Turkish citizens and foreign visitors alike. The Turkish constitution provides for freedom of conscience and religion, and President Erdogan publicly reiterated his commitment to those values at the beginning of this year.

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